Australia Day is a day of celebration, but is also a day one of the biggest annual music events is held; the Hottest 100 by triple j – counting down the most popular songs voted by the public from the previous year. While the countdown for the 2015 Hottest 100 will occur on Australia Day, you can now relive the previous countdowns thanks to Apple adding the triple J playlists on Apple Music.
Every playlist from 1993 – 2014 has been added to Apple Music, allowing you to listen to every song by streaming and relive past years. Each playlist has been created with songs in order with the winner of each year at the top – i.e. last year we saw Chet Faker win with “Talk is Cheap” from his album Built On Grass.
One of the big features of Apple Music is how their playlists are created – by human rather than an algorithm or machine. This method has been applied to the Hottest 100 playlists, with the Apple Editors themselves responsible for creating each of the Hottest 100 playlists, meaning every playlist is complete and correct.
The 2015 triple j Hottest 100 will be held from midday Australia Day (26th January 2016), and you can listen by tuning in, or by the official triple j iPhone App available from the App Store.
The playlists can be played on Apple Music from a number of devices such as iPhone, iPad, the Mac and PC and even Android (Apple released a Apple Music for Android app some months ago) with a valid Apple Music subscription. With a subscription you get access to the full Apple Music library, expert recommendations, plus the best new music and unlimited skips on radio stations.
Apple Music costs $11.99/month for an individual account with the first 3-months free.
UPDATE: Apple have since added the 2015 triple j Hottest 100 playlist to Apple Music.